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Boosting International Trade Via Great Lakes

Friday, December 24, 2010 at 4:02 AM

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A Dutch ship at Cleveland's port

The last international ship of the year just left the Great Lakes. The Dutch vessel dropped off Swedish steel in Cleveland and picked up grain in Duluth. Many say increasing exports would help get the region and the country out of the recession. The Midwest still makes things. If we're going to be an export economy, how do we get the goods out of the country? Changing Gears is the public media project that looks at the reinvention of our region. It's asking: could we be doing a lot more international trade directly through the Great Lakes? Cleveland reporter Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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The Netherlands is one of the biggest users of Cleveland's international port and the country has hopes to deepen its trade with Ohio. ideastream®'s Eric Wellman spoke with a couple of Dutch officials on their recent visit to Ohio.

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Economy, Changing Gears, Other, Transportation

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